Brian

Pronounced BRY un
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About the name Brian

Brian is a name of Gaelic origin meaning "noble, strong, virtuous" and perhaps "hill" with the idea of one being raised up or exalted.

Conversely, the word brian also means "maggot" in Old Provical/Occitan

Famous Brians include Brian Boru, a great High King of Ireland, Brian May guitarist for Queen, Brian Wilson songwriter for the Beach Boys, Brian Bell of Weezer, and the character Brian from Monty Python's "The Life of Brian"

There is also a Brian in the Irish tale the Sons of Tuireann

Related Names

Briant, Brien, Bran, Brion, Bryan, Bryant, Brj√°nn, Bryon

Origin
Europe
Celtic

myth, history, virtue

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